15 Minute Drama : BBC Radio 4 FM : August 12, 2016 10:45AM-11:00AM BST
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Father Quixote and his friend Sancho attract the unwelcome attention of the Guardia Civil.
🔗 Here once in your Quixote by Graham Greene in an attempt to live from the center
🔗 takes mounting your Quixote to head to toe with a different
🔗 during a
🔗 rather difficult and counter with the Guardian's event we had told him
🔗 that we were heading towards Avalon.
🔗 All in all however it seemed wiser to drive towards my old university.
🔗 If Salamanca as we had originally planned.
🔗 I chose our hotel and Salamanca for reasons of my own which will soon appear.
🔗 It was secluded quiet
🔗 and friendly so father Quixote was delighted with it at my request we being given
🔗 separate rooms but
🔗 when we first arrived the father sat with me in mind this is a charming place.
🔗 What an excellent choice of your son Joe. The paternal.
🔗 Was truly welcoming so different from
🔗 when we were in Madrid have staff of charming young women for so small a hotel
🔗 in a university city there are always a lot of customers
🔗 and the establishment is so clean. Did you notice.
🔗 Outside every room on the way up there was a pile of linen.
🔗 They must change the live in every evening at the time of siesta.
🔗 And such a nice family atmosphere all the staff sitting down to an early supper
🔗 with the head of the table leg.
🔗 Really she was just like a mother with her daughters.
🔗 It was very impressed at meeting a monsignor. Thank you.
🔗 Champagne and a nice person.
🔗 Did you order this.
🔗 No no I don't really care for champagne but it's the custom of the house.
🔗 Well perhaps we ought to drink a little just to show
🔗 that we appreciate their guide Oh it will be included in the bill. So will the con.
🔗 Be a cynic Sanjo only if you insist on trying and let me see if I can get help
🔗 and unfortunately while I was struggling to open the champagne father Quixote
🔗 noticed the small square envelope lying on my bedside table.
🔗 He took out what seemed to him like a small and sausage shaped balloon.
🔗 What are you doing father trying to blow up this blue because.
🔗 How do you keep the air rage.
🔗 Surely there should be some sort of nozzle a noticeable. I'm sorry.
🔗 I've always been inquisitive in small ways my greatest temptation in the
🔗 confessional was to ask unnecessary and even irrelevant questions.
🔗 Oh oh dear I'm so sorry I didn't
🔗 mean to break your balloon will watch it again for child now father.
🔗 It was a gift for the girl it brought in the champagne.
🔗 Don't worry I've got several more.
🔗 Have you never seen a contraceptive Oh oh no I suppose you haven't.
🔗 I don't understand a contraceptive book could you do with a thing
🔗 that size one of in that size of young blown it up.
🔗 Yeah some of those damn champagne.
🔗 Where have you brought me Son sure to a house I knew as a student.
🔗 Is wonderful. At least places of life. You should never have brought me here.
🔗 A priest hour you won't be bothered in anyway I've explained things to the lady of
🔗 the house. She understand
🔗 but why such oh why I thought it was best to avoid a hotel where we have to sign
🔗 the registry for at least an hour and. Oh several gods.
🔗 So we are hiding in a brothel.
🔗 You could put it
🔗 that way.
🔗 Well that's why.
🔗 I've just thought what would the bishop. C.D.R.
🔗 Have brought just respect you probably know the first of all this I think I'd
🔗 be proud.
🔗 For those things you call balloons for prudence.
🔗 Because I have to confess father. I will not be locking my daughter night.
🔗 was late. The following morning when we set off and it must be owned
🔗 that things were a little strained for this father Quixote same happy and restless.
🔗 I could not say the same about myself. So give me father if I came to you.
🔗 Well I'm afraid I'm very little practice in dealing with
🔗 that kind of thing you know to both You're avoiding my question Father.
🔗 Perhaps one hour father one who will know only one who said
🔗 properly must surely be the equal of a hundred run off without thought.
🔗 I don't see the point of numbers we aren't in business is shopkeeper
🔗 not proposing to confess father just realizing are dangerous.
🔗 It always is to try to recapture a scene from one as you would like
🔗 a little longer.
🔗 The old girl is covering I mentioned distances
🔗 and then a few hundred kilometers will her usual stay until ten
🔗 when I have to fetch wine from the co-operative just as well.
🔗 We decided against Romo Moscow.
🔗 She's very old sound she thought is not going to make me feel any.
🔗 You know I have sometimes thought May God forgive me
🔗 that I was specially favored because I have never been troubled with sexual desires
🔗 not even entering No not even in breach then you are a very lucky man
🔗 and I really you're missing out on a certain amount of pleasure my misery Farai
🔗 said I sometimes think
🔗 that I sometimes ask myself how
🔗 can I prayed to resist evil when I'm not even tempted.
🔗 There is no virtue in such a prayer.
🔗 So you're a donkey how to be without a dolphin had to fight.
🔗 Well maybe
🔗 but I really do have a sort of built in even though she lived a long way away from
🔗 ill to a bomb.
🔗 So all the same her letters reached me there they were a great comfort to me
🔗 when things were difficult with the bishop there was one thing she wrote I think of
🔗 it nearly every day before we die by the sword
🔗 or let us die by pin stabs your ancestor would have preferred the thought all the
🔗 same in the end it was my pain stabs he died.
🔗 Your muscles misunderstand she was dead many years before I knew her
🔗 and grew to love her.
🔗 I understand very well this is the same terrors of lazy or you're talking about.
🔗 I'm so glad there's a communist to ask her out of her I wasn't always a communist.
🔗 Remember I began by studying theology. Well anyway that is by love story.
🔗 Mine is rather different except when the woman is dead to the old.
🔗 Oh poor of the county I think we better give her a rest by the way I'm
🔗 noticed have you noticed what I had the number plate changes not.
🔗 You did what those civil gods will revolt of your old number in our bill
🔗 and it'll be on a computer by now at a safe I'm sorry.
🔗 Oh sorry Joe I do feel you are going to get us into trouble just now I'm
🔗 concentrating on keeping us out of it.
🔗 We found a small bridge which gave some shade in
🔗 which rotten ente could recover from her Janet.
🔗 We took a bottle of wine out of the top and went for a walk across the fields
🔗 but now it was Father Quixote who seemed preoccupied. I'm sorry censure.
🔗 I'm not being very good company. Maybe your thoughts are too high.
🔗 I'm spiritual for me a Marxist understand. No not at all. No I.
🔗 I just keep taking over and over.
🔗 How can I pray to resist evil when I'm not even tempted.
🔗 So I've been praying to God to make me fully human.
🔗 So I can properly feel temptation to set sound very strange
🔗 strange things and let your God that you finally begun to speak again.
🔗 Come on let's sit down
🔗 and watch
🔗 is it you know brought any changes or a life.
🔗 Well yes I think a little I'll go back
🔗 and say he was gone for some time I
🔗 began to be concerned
🔗 but then he emerged again from under the bridge in the company of a member of the
🔗 Goddess event but what seemed really strange was
🔗 that he was talking to him rapidly in Latin.
🔗 Perhaps you can help me if I can
🔗 fish it seems to be a foreign It's not a vision he's a mouse in your You'll notice
🔗 Fox I'm watching I'm on the phone is calling from the mental middle if you will
🔗 just make your car under the bridge.
🔗 It belongs to the monsignor I told him you should have locked it why even left this
🔗 key in the starter.
🔗 It's not safe thing to do Not around here seems very peaceful around here.
🔗 Even the cows.
🔗 So you haven't seen a man with a bullet hole for his right trouser leg
🔗 and a fox mustache.
🔗 I think I'd remember if I had him on Judy is probably from the mustache away by now
🔗 so you see nobody suspicious no girl in the day is telling the speaking
🔗 could well be.
🔗 About this man the one with a bullet hole through his right drowsily Exactly.
🔗 He's wearing a striped shirt no how a jacket absolutely certain.
🔗 I've seen no one like that around here and he got
🔗 that bullet hole in Zamora he had a narrow escape from some of our men should be
🔗 hard to miss a proper Norman to me here. Monsignor is very upset very sensitive so.
🔗 So how long is a pair of you been in a world without coming from where Salamanca
🔗 not passed anyone on the road. No we can't got much further than this in a time.
🔗 So what is this man actually done.
🔗 He's robbed a bank
🔗 or an event take he shot the cashier in a state on a Honda found abandoned.
🔗 The hundred mi five kilometers away run out of petrol. So he's armed.
🔗 Yes and he must be desperate that's why it's not safe leaving your car like
🔗 that with the key
🔗 and it started like we have got your decision on the liberal just watch him
🔗 and sing the same afraid I'm not much of a linguist myself my conversation
🔗 difficult. We manage.
🔗 So where to turn you head in now towards Les on keep an eye opening.
🔗 Don't give a lift to any strangers. I said I saw a girl not for me.
🔗 Nominate Dominique we face you by Monsignor
🔗 and I wish you both a pleasant journey.
🔗 Thank you officer.
🔗 I'm talking a lot into it seemed a good thing to do but why.
🔗 I wanted.
🔗 If possible to avoid a lie even an officious lie not a malicious one to use the
🔗 distinction made by father and about his own
🔗 and use a volume of moral theology what you've got to lie about I was confronted
🔗 very subtly about the possibility.
🔗 You might attempt a show don't understand. Did you find any cheese.
🔗 I found quite substantial piece. But I gave it to him to the Guardian.
🔗 But why not. God. But the man he was looking for.
🔗 Of course given you've seen this bank robber.
🔗 The moment a bullet hole through his trouser leg.
🔗 Yes that's why I was afraid to question so for God's sake.
🔗 Where is this rubber now. A boat of that god wants.
🔗 He asked me to help any said he was falsely accused
🔗 and confused with another man part of my life.
🔗 It was careless of me after all
🔗 that was the God he said to leave the key Somebody might have driven away with him
🔗 in the boat. So where hiding a bankrobber.
🔗 Well yes the danger is over for now but you sure.
🔗 Not really know the last slug gungho to we are.
🔗 Sadly having adventures are great
🔗 and the end of this particular one could be very unfortunate indeed.
🔗 Mormons in your community next week.
🔗 Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir this week
🔗 when they made public tenants of the older daughters in the latter stages of the
🔗 birth of their fifth child a legal moment.
🔗 Tomorrow we'll ask Would you let your children witness childbirth tomorrow at four
🔗 for me. By.
🔗 Woman's Hour as presented by Jenny Murray and produced by Rebecca Myatt.
🔗 This week in Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene dramatize by Stephen Wyatt Bernard
🔗 Cribbins was Monsignor Quixote. For that Jackson son show.
🔗 Susan Jamison to reason and the bishop was Brian Protheroe.
🔗 Other parts are played by Sean Baker James lady some Ricks Nick Underwood
🔗 and Tom Forrester the director was Mark Beebe.
🔗 And Graham Greene's Monsignor Quixote continues next week.
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🔗 running about first vibrant community dance scene in the country.
🔗 We hear the story of the extraordinary woman who launched its
🔗 that he is going a moment before
🔗 that his quest along with news from another university city.
🔗 It's all this which to many artists comedians writers
🔗 and reviewers means just one thing the Edinburgh Festival every spare inch of the
🔗 city from parks to pubs even public charm sport becomes a state.